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US, Germany urge China to release jailed activist

BEIJING, China – The United States and Germany urged China to free an outspoken government critic known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" on Wednesday, December 27, after he was sentenced to 8 years in prison . Wu Gan, who refused to plead guilty to charges of "subverting state power", was on Tuesday handed one of the harshest ........»»

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Jailed Chinese activist s elderly mother seeks justice

BEIJING, China – Unable to see her ailing son in prison, the 85-year-old mother of China's first ........»»

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Over 100 rights groups urge Bahrain to free activist Nabeel Rajab

PARIS, France – More than 100 rights groups urged Bahrain on Wednesday, August 29, to "immediately release" high-profile activist Nabeel Rajab, who is serving two separate jail sentences for alleged anti-government statements.  The call by 127 non-governmental organizations came after the United Nations denounced the Shiite opposition leader's detention as "arbitrary" ........»»

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Jailed Taiwanese activist to visit him in China

BEIJING -- The wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist jailed in China travelled to the country on Monday after being granted permission to visit him in prison for the first time, in a case that has strained cross-strait relations. NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh was sentenced to five years in prison….....»»

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Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China stopped from flying to visit husband

The wife of Taiwan activist Li Ming-che, sentenced to five years in prison by Chinese authorities for subverting state power, was stopped from flying from Taiwan to China on Tuesday to visit him in prison, rights groups said......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Chinese activist jailed for 8 years after major crackdown

TIANJIN, China – China sentenced an activist known by the online pseudonym "Super Vulgar Butcher" to 8 years in prison Tuesday, December 26, one of the harshest punishments meted out to the group of lawyers and activists swept up in a major crackdown on civil society two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Palestinians release activist jailed for Facebook post

HEBRON — The Palestinian Authority has released a prominent activist a week after he was arrested for writing a Facebook post criticizing the government of P.....»»

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The World: China frees Nobel laureate with terminal cancer

BEIJING -- China's jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer said Monday, worrying supporters who pleaded for his unconditional release......»»

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US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist

US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist.....»»

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US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist

US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist.....»»

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Disarmament efforts must include China as well as U.S., Russia – Merkel

MUNICH, Germany – China must be involved in international disarmament efforts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, February 16, amid rising concern about Beijing's missile arsenal and the suspension of a key US-Russia arms treaty. "Disarmament is something that concerns us all and where we would of course be glad if ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

China rebukes ex-envoys over detained Canadians

BEIJING, China – China on Tuesday, January 22, lashed out at a group of former diplomats and academics who signed an open letter to President Xi Jinping calling for the release of two Canadians detained on national security grounds. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

China shares scientific data

The Chinese Academy of Sciences will release about 5 million gigabytes of data related to Earth sciences, biology and ecology from around globe, allowing scientists and officials worldwide to study and tackle issues on climate change, food security, disaster relief and environmental protection. The data which can be accessed on the CASEarth Databank at data.casearth.cn, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Macau denies entry to Hong Kong former activist leader

HONG KONG, China – A former leader of Hong Kong's student-led Umbrella Movement protests has been refused entry to Macau as a "public security" threat in what critics said was a new escalation in Beijing's drive to curb the movement of dissidents. Yvonne Leung, 25, was a prominent leader of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil

DETROIT — Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government shutdown, saying political uncertainty is costing the industry. U.S. trade officials are negotiating a new deal with China in hopes of avoiding new tariffs, while a new regional trade agreement with […] The post Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of white supremacy in Huawei case

OTTAWA, Canada – A Chinese envoy on Wednesday, January 9, accused Canada and its allies of "Western egotism and white supremacy" for demanding the immediate release of two Canadians held for alleged spying. In a letter published by The Hill Times newspaper, China's ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye also criticized the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Trump, Trudeau seek release of detained Canadians in China

TORONTO --- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office says Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to continue to seek the release of two Canadians detained in China in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. Trudeau spoke to Trump on Monday and his office says he thanked Trump for strong U.S. statements "in response to the arbitrary detention of two Canadians in China." The two also spoke about the U.S. extradition request of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou who was arrested while changing planes in Vancouver on Dec. 1. Meng faces fraud charges in the U.S. Nine days later, the Chinese detained Canadian ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig a...Keep on reading: Trump, Trudeau seek release of detained Canadians in China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Palace urges Congress to set aside partisan politics, pass 2019 budget

Malacaang on Monday called on Congress to set aside partisan politics and pass the P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the delay was "unacceptable" as it would hamper projects and programs of the administration. "We urgently call on Congress and graciously urge it to approve the general budget in the soonest possible time, otherwise delay in its approval will affect the release of the funds for the salary hike of soldiers, policemen, teachers and civilian employees," Panelo said in a statement. "It will also delay the commencement as well as the continuation of infrastructure projects, not to mention the adverse effect on the ...Keep on reading: Palace urges Congress to set aside partisan politics, pass 2019 budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Ex-China spymaster Ma Jian jailed for life over graft

BEIJING, China --- Ex-China spymaster Ma Jian was jailed for life over corruption, a court in northeastern China announced Thursday. "Ma Jian's behavior constituted the crime of accepting bribes, forcing others to trade and insider trading," the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in Liaoning province announced in a statement. Ma, a former deputy head of China's ministry of state security, was put under investigation for corruption in 2015 and expelled from the Communist Party the following year. He pleaded guilty and has decided not to appeal, the court said, adding that his political rights have been revoked for life and all his personal assets confiscated. Ma's fall fro...Keep on reading: Ex-China spymaster Ma Jian jailed for life over graft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

China arrests student leader for celebrating Mao s birthday

BEIJING, China  – Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist student activist at a top university on Wednesday, December 26, a witness said, for attempting to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mao Zedong, whose legacy in China remains controversial. A student eyewitness told Agence France-Presse that Qiu Zhanxuan, the head of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

China refuses to release Canadians | The Manila Times Online

BEIJING: China recently lashed out at Canada and the United States for demanding the release of detained Canadians and accused Western countries of double standards. The Chinese side expressed strongR.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018